Having excessively sweaty feet can put a damper on anyone’s day – literally. Hyperhidrosis or excessively sweaty feet is a condition that affects about 3% of the population. This condition causes a person to sweat uncontrollably, excessively, and at random. People with hyperhidrosis can sweat whilst sleeping or even in very cold conditions. They have no control over how much they sweat or when. It can be embarrassing and annoying, especially when there are multiple clothing changes that become necessary throughout the day.
Many of the people who suffer from this condition have tried all types of home remedies to stop the excessive sweating. Powders, cotton, and breathable shoes are among some of the remedies that they have likely tried. Most of these probably helped a little bit, but they did not cure the problem completely or help enough to make the person comfortable. Some people may lose hope or get disheartened but those who have engaged the help of a podiatrist may turn to Iontophoresis.
Iontophoresis has been around for over 50 years. It Is an effective treatment alternative for people who suffer from hyperhidrosis. These machines are effective for both the feet and the hands. Studies have proven that these machines help dramatically decrease sweating of the feet.
How it Works
The treatment uses the Iontophoresis machine. This machine passes an electrical current through a shallow pan of water where a person’s feet or skin is submerged. The electrical current goes through the surface of the skin and prevents the severe sweating from happening again.
Iontophoresis is made for the feet, hands, and some other parts of the body that are covered in skin. Unfortunately, it is not made for arm pits and other extremities that are affected by this condition. Treatment typically requires either one session or several short sessions. These sessions typically last about 20 minutes and the patient is able to walk out of the office comfortably.
Do your feet sweat excessively? Do you feel like you are walking in puddles all the time? You are not alone. Let us help you. Call Syracuse Podiatry located in Fayetteville, New York. Podiatrist Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico will explain Iontophoresis in great detail and help decide if it is an appropriate alternative for you. Call 315-446-3668 or make an appointment online today. Let us help get your feet dry.